XEN on OpenSolaris step-by-step

This article present is a webdiary of the installation of a XEN-based virtualized server. The Dom0 of choice is OpenSolaris, since it provides the nifty features of ZFS.

We are buying a fairly powerful machine, a:

 – 2xQuadcore XEON 2.2.6 Ghz 8MB cache

 – 24 GB RAM

 – 6 x 1TB Seagate 7200 RPM hot-swap SATA disks  (32MB cache)

This will be soon installed with OpenSolaris and we will try to virtualize with XEN, to host DomU with ubuntu (old and new), and maybe a Windows VM.